Some Muslim clerics complaining about Bin Laden’s burial at sea; Update: WH to release burial video?

posted at 7:51 pm on May 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

Not everyone objects, of course, but surely you didn’t think we were going to whack the prince of jihad and escape without any grousing about how “un-Islamic” our handling of it was.

Although there appears to be some room for debate over the burial — as with many issues within the faith — a wide range of Islamic scholars interpreted it as a humiliating disregard for the standard Muslim practice of placing the body in a grave with the head pointed toward the holy city of Mecca…

“They can say they buried him at sea, but they cannot say they did it according to Islam,” Mohammed al-Qubaisi, Dubai’s grand mufti, said about bin Laden’s burial. “If the family does not want him, it’s really simple in Islam: You dig up a grave anywhere, even on a remote island, you say the prayers and that’s it.”

“Sea burials are permissible for Muslims in extraordinary circumstances,” he added. “This is not one of them.”

But Mohammed Qudah, a professor of Islamic law at the University of Jordan, said burying the Saudi-born bin Laden at sea was not forbidden if there was nobody to receive the body and provide a Muslim burial.

A prominent Iraqi cleric in Baghdad called it “almost a crime,” and the grand imam of Al-Azhar in Cairo — the most prominent Sunni center of Islamic scholarship in the world — said it “contradicts all the religious values and human norms.” It takes a special type of self-entitled cretin to complain about a red-fisted degenerate like Osama being given a dignified burial that’s not quite dignified enough, but no opportunity for grievance shall pass untaken. Especially not one as high-profile as this.

Here’s what allegedly “contradicts all the … human norms”:

Military forces transferred the body to the American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, in the North Arabian Sea, a senior defense official said. Shortly after 1 a.m. Eastern daylight time, the body was washed in accordance with Islamic custom, placed in a white sheet, then put inside a weighted bag.

A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a “native speaker,” the official said. The body was placed on a board, tipped up and then “eased into the sea,” the official said.

The official did not name the native speaker or say whether he was a Muslim cleric.

I completely understand why people are angry about this. The end I always fantasized for him was being thrown off the Empire State Building so he’d enjoy a few precious seconds of what the jumpers on 9/11 had to endure. Then Sanitation could scrape him off the pavement and be on their way. But look: His star was already dying in the region. He’d been an afterthought for years. As much fun as it’d be to have his head on a pike, the smart play is to keep him an afterthought as much as possible by gritting one’s teeth, checking the box of religious niceties, and quickly and quietly rolling him off the side of the carrier. Some clerics will still affect outrageous outrage — that’s what they do, after all — but most people won’t care and will understand that the sea burial is designed to deny his worshipers a shrine. And the ones who do care and are bent on revenge? Well, that’s what SEALs are for.

Here’s Lindsey Graham wondering why we have to bend over backwards to be civil to Bin Laden’s putrefying remains. Exit question: Are Birthers on the way out and Deathers on the way in? I hope they start circulating photos of the body, because that hurried burial at sea already has noted kooks already coming out of the woodwork.

Update: Incredibly foolish. Borderline insane.

Video of Osama bin Laden’s dead body being dropped into the North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl Vinson early this morning will be made public, according to officials.

The 40-minute ceremony, and perhaps photos of his corpse, will be released “cautiously,” according to The Associated Press, citing two Pentagon officials.

If the point is to get rid of the body as semi-respectfully as possible and return Bin Laden to afterthought status, why would you circulate a video of the burial that guarantees the scene will live forever? Plus, you’re bound to make some group angry. If the clip shows U.S. sailors behaving solemnly, it’ll irritate Americans that they were forced to give this monster a dignified end. If the clip shows them laughing and high-fiving (presumably it doesn’t or else the vid wouldn’t be released), then you’ll create exactly the sort of backlash in the Middle East that the sea burial was designed to avoid.


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The only justification for a 40 minute ceremony is if they let every crew member spit on the body.

lonestar1 on May 2, 2011 at 8:33 PM

If the 40 minute ceremony for OBL was held bridging a crew change that would give everyone a chance to spit on him before dumping the pig into the sea.

viking01 on May 2, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Oh, and to the complaining clerics…

You guys had years to whack this asshole and bury him the right way.

BobMbx on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Personally I think you are all being very insensitive and crass. I mean, since we killed him and all, I think the least we could have done was to have given him a nice, decent CHRISTIAN burial.

MikeA on May 2, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Thanks! But now I need to clean my computer screen!

Chewy the Lab on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid. Just think to yourself–they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead–why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent–just put your flags away and THINK!

Sometimes they show themselves for what they actually are.

Southernblogger on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I doubt the Muslims killed in Iraq or Afghanistan did not receive this sort of honor either.

sharrukin on May 2, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Indeed, If I recall we just buried Zarqawi, Uday, Qusay etc. This makes me sick to my stomach. There was no reason to give this monster a 40 minute ceremony except to appease those who Obama thinks will freak. It’s actually insulting to non-fanatical Muslim’s too. I heard Dr. Zuhdi Jasser on Hugh Hewitt today saying we had no obligation to do what we did with his body and he should have been treated like any other fallen dictator or enemy of America. No special treatment required.

jawkneemusic on May 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Sometimes they show themselves for what they actually are.

Southernblogger on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Sheehan? I guess she really liked Bush’s way better. Who would have guessed that?

petunia on May 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM

If the point is to get rid of the body as semi-respectfully as possible and return Bin Laden to afterthought status, why would you circulate a video of the burial that guarantees the scene will live forever? Plus, you’re bound to make some group angry. If the clip shows U.S. sailors behaving solemnly, it’ll irritate Americans that they were forced to give this monster a dignified end. If the clip shows them laughing and high-fiving (presumably it doesn’t or else the vid wouldn’t be released), then you’ll create exactly the sort of backlash in the Middle East that the sea burial was designed to avoid.

Either insane…or a twisted bit of red meat to those Americans pissed that he got this burial at all?

MadisonConservative on May 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Sounds to me like an attempt to prove that he was given a proper and respectful Muslim burial. Strange priorities.

ProfessorMiao on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Some Muslim clerics complaining about Bin Laden’s burial at sea

My give-a-s#its busted.

darwin-t on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Read this from the green room

Greed on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Let me get this str8… Barry informed us that he didn’t want to bomb the place to pieces cause he wanted proof “to show the world” that OBL was dead… then he orders the body dumped at sea…. Yeah right.. what a prick

roflmao

donabernathy on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

You know what would have made the service acceptable to the Muslim Clerics THIS & THIS The religion of perpetual pissing and moaning LOL!

Dr Evil on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

HornetSting on May 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM

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Key West Reader on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Let me get this str8… Barry informed us that he didn’t want to bomb the place to pieces cause he wanted proof “to show the world” that OBL was dead… then he orders the body dumped at sea…. Yeah right.. what an a$$clown

roflmao

donabernathy on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I recommend a nice Jazz funeral with no dirges and only lots of happy music followed by a nice pork BBQ or cochon de lait with plenty of beer.

viking01 on May 2, 2011 at 8:41 PM

chemman on May 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Thanks. I don’t mind dumping him in the ocean, but I don’t get what the hurry was all about.
Apparently no autopsy, done before the DNA results came in. So hurried for no reason.

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:41 PM

unauthorized Pic found on the net

OBL_1.jpg

tjexcite on May 2, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I am in complete agreement with AP on this one. Do NOT release a video of any part of a ceremony. Release one onretouched photograph showing the fatal wound, so that his followers can see him and remember him as a corpse, one who was destroyed by the U.S. military. Then, except for the historical records, forget he mattered as far as public references.

Freelancer on May 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM

The burial video is for the muzzies. How about a bloody corpse video for America?
Blake on May 2, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Agree. I want to see the corpse. I’d like Obama to stop appeasing everyone else and take care of those to whom he serves, ya know the Americans who suffered through 9-11 because of the monster OBL. Show us the dead pictures.

conservative pilgrim on May 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM

ardenenoch Nostrodamus May 2, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I’m fine with a quiet burial at sea, what I’m not fine with is the bow to Islam in how the body was treated before being dumped. There was no reason to clean the body according to Muslim practise or to have prayers read. Showing an kind of repsect to the body is anti-American and one of THE worst things Obama has done thus far.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on May 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Read this from the green room

Greed on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Disgusting. I wanted to be happy for Obama. I really did, but this just makes me think even less of the man. Also, what does this say about Obama’s understanding of the Mulsim world. By saying he wanted to honor Osama’s body as not to inflame the Mulsim world mean he thinks they are all terrorist loving heathens? It’s insulting to Muslim’s who were/are just as disgusted and horrified by Osama’s life and actions. What a fracking joke this administration has become.

jawkneemusic on May 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:41 PM

This. But the hurried burial was due to the bow to Islam which requires burial within 24hrs. They shouldn’t have bowed to Islam, it shouldn’t have even entered their heads to do this. It is revolting.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on May 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM

I’m thinking Obama had better be careful or this thing could turn on him.

He won’t show a mutilated photo… but he allows prayers for bin Laden to be forgiven to be played over and over? That might make someone in Pakistan happy but it is just gross. And completely undermines the speech last night that we haven’t forgotten.

Rubbing the victims nose in it. Mocking their pain.

petunia on May 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Spot on. The administration could snatch defeat from the jaws of political victory should they do this. It would serve to only reinforce the stereotype that Mr. Obama sees America as second behind the global community.

Americans want comfort and closure with this. Who is the a video showing UBL’s “respectful” funeral ceremony aimed at?

Obama would be foolish to release the funeral video and not a death-mug of UBL.

dugan on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Obama is apparently not a fan of Inglorious Basterds.

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

jawkneemusic on May 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Yes. Since 9/11/01 we’ve been told by both administrations that Osama represented a perverted and hijacked Islam and that he wasn’t a true Muslim. Why the Muslim burial rites, then? DUH.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on May 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Osama had a body to have a “Funeral” with. Many 9/11 families didn’t even get that. They had to bury personal affects because they never found any remains.

Bin Laden received too much respect in death.

portlandon on May 2, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Exactly. They were literally pulverized.

I posted this on another thread.

My friends husband was a Port Authority cop who ran in to save those inside one of the towers that fell on him and all those good people.

His memorial a month later was simply his uniform up on the altar. Because it took 1 and a half years before they found 2 small pieces of him to bury privately with the family.

I have no patience for Muslims who want to complain about this burial at sea. It was gracious and wise on the part of the USA. I can’t believe they actually took the time to wash his body.

The Muslim world should be thanking us.

Elisa on May 2, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

You are such a predictable partisan hack.

conservative pilgrim on May 2, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I wish I could have attended so I could say:

Deeble-da-deeble-da That’s All Folks !

viking01 on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Trolling off a US aircraft carrier, using a freshly washed terrorist for bait…wonder if they caught anything?

repvoter on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Shortly after 1 a.m. Eastern daylight time, the body was washed in accordance with Islamic custom, placed in a white sheet, then put inside a weighted bag.

A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a “native speaker,” the official said. The body was placed on a board, tipped up and then “eased into the sea,” the official said.

Tell me here in all seriousness. If this were WWII and we killed Hitler. Would the military have washed his body, dressed him in white, given him a nice ceremony and read a few words from the Bible over him?
Let me see… Lets play a little game. We can call it “What one thing reminds you of the other thing.”

1. Bin laden gets killed in a daring surprise raid by an elite American military unit.
Who deserves the credit? Navy Seals or Obama?

2. Bin Laden, after assuming room temperature has his body washed in accordance with Islamic traditions, placed in a nice white sheet, has religious remarks read over him in a nice funeral ceremony before being respectfully “eased” into the ocean in a quit sea burial.
Who gets the credit? Navy Seals or Obama?

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM

The only problem with burying him at sea is that TOO MANY GOOD AMERICANS have been buried likewise. Bin Laden doesn’t deserve the dignity.

tgharris on May 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Let me get this str8… Barry informed us that he didn’t want to bomb the place to pieces cause he wanted proof “to show the world” that OBL was dead… then he orders the body dumped at sea…. Yeah right.. what an a$$clown

roflmao

donabernathy on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Yup. It’s the elitist’s angle. Obama knows best. What matters most is he got his proof.

And we just have to take his word for it.

dugan on May 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM

They won’t show the burial video if the “eased into the sea” was via the Vinson’s catapult.

Yoop on May 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Go break out you Ron Paul poster and choke your chicken, we don’t need you around here.

darwin-t on May 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM

The pathetic “respect” shown for Islamic ways really cheapens the event. The only upside is the ironic ignorance that this would please the noble ones. Burial at sea is usually a forced event due to circumstances. Hauling a body from dry land and then dumping it at sea hardly looks respectful. Kind of like giving a Muslim family a black puppy dog when you accidentally kill a love goat.

BL@KBIRD on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

You’re a fool. It was Bush’s policies that Obama opposed that made this possible. Obama should be kissing Bush’s a$$ for this.

jawkneemusic on May 2, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Military forces transferred the body to the American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, in the North Arabian Sea, a senior defense official said. Shortly after 1 a.m. Eastern daylight time, the body was washed in accordance with Islamic custom, placed in a white sheet, then put inside a weighted bag.

A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a “native speaker,” the official said. The body was placed on a board, tipped up and then “eased into the sea,” the official said.

The official did not name the native speaker or say whether he was a Muslim cleric.

Sigh… Just when I was defending the decision made to do this quickly and quietly, this happens. I don’t care if he’s buried according to Muslim law. He deserved none of that. He’s the reason all this war crap happened and he deserved to be treated like the despicable war criminal that he was.

I guess there really isn’t any justice in the world.

mjk on May 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Glad to see I’m not the only skeptical one regarding all the merriment and celebration. I thought maybe the SEIU helped organize all the party goers. It just seemed so odd that so many had flags and there was even a beach ball! And the military base or where ever that they tossed glow sticks into the air. It all just seemed too bizarre, as if planned in advance.

GrannySunni on May 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Yoop on May 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Hopefully they dumped one of his cattle brained followers in the sea and saved him to strap to a hellfire missile.

Southernblogger on May 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Buried at sea?

Don’t they have any feral pigs handy for situations like this?

They could fly over and get some from the Phillipinos, who are mighty tired of their own murderous jihadis and would be glad to loan a pack of pissed porkers to dispose of this slimy stain on the species.

Bin Laden deserved dishonor, disgrace and a garbage disposal.

Thanks for leaving a bad taste on a great moment, Barry.

profitsbeard on May 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM

OMG- I have a great idea. Lets as a country have an old fashion national pig roast (wake). I will bring the aged bourbon. I was saving it for a special event and this qualifies.

mechkiller_k on May 2, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Play a video to satisfy Islamic clerics.

Won’t show the post-Seal visit to satisfy the world they got the right guy?

Now what is wrong with this picture?

Rndguy on May 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Obama is apparently not a fan of Inglorious Basterds.

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Heh.

peski on May 2, 2011 at 9:23 PM

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Go to hell you goddamn prick.

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hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

What are you talking about? Bush led the war and targeted Osama. In fact the courier that was key was identified during Bush’s 2nd term.

CWforFreedom on May 2, 2011 at 9:31 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

OMG! I can’t believe someone actually tried to say that…good grief! hahahaha

tinkerthinker on May 2, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Heard this joke on Hannity this afternoon.

When Osama bin Laden died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, “How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped conceive!”

Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, “You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!”

James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, “This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!”

Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Osama with a long cane and snarled, “It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence .”

The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist leader.

As Osama lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared. Bin Laden wept and said, “This is not what you promised me.”

The Angel replied, “I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?”

Elisa on May 2, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Update: Incredibly foolish. Borderline insane.

Finally establishing their cred as the most transparent administration ever?

Buy Danish on May 2, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Personally, I hope they shoved a huge HAM sandwich in his mouth before they sent him to the sea. Plus, you can bet his head ain’t pointing toward mecca either.

p51d007 on May 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM

“contradicts all the religious values and human norms.”

I’m going to have to agree with Ace of Spades here; but we only had helicopters so we couldn’t follow the Islamic values and their human norms for captured and killed combatants.

If we had come in with tanks, we certainly could have butchered the corpse, tied a rope to it, and drug it through town as happens commonly in Muslim areas; but we only had helicopters.

Oh, that’s not an Islamic norm for treatment before burial? Then why do they keep doing it?

gekkobear on May 2, 2011 at 10:15 PM

If I had my way I’d so the “Black Jack” Pershing technique that worked oh so well for 70 years in the Philippines. Kill him, and all his supporters, burn down their village and return the leaders bodies wrapped in a pig skin. This is something that these 7th century people understand.

simkeith on May 2, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.

Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

What is a “Spathi”, anyway?

Del Dolemonte on May 2, 2011 at 11:28 PM

OMG- I have a great idea. Lets as a country have an old fashion national pig roast (wake). I will bring the aged bourbon. I was saving it for a special event and this qualifies.

mechkiller_k on May 2, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Spread the word. On the Fourth of July.

Could Zero bow any lower to the muslim world?

Here’s how I hope the actual ceremony went down:

~ Washing the body consisted of spraying it down with a fire hose – to honor all those fire fighters lost on 9/11;
~ The white sheet was actually tattered, torn and splattered with blood, representing all the innocents he was responsible for killing;
~ The bag was weighted down with a whole pig;
~ The ‘religious words’ were chosen from any religion except islam, which is a cult; repeated for effect by a Naval officer who speaks OBL’s language, and who also happened to be instrumental in translating communications which led to the Seals’ successful operation;
~ He was dumped, not ‘eased into the sea’, facing west.

/One can dream?

Opinionator on May 3, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Opinionator on May 3, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Hear! Hear!

Frankly, to discourage the little jihadist darlings, what should happen is that the remains of every jihadi killed or suicide bomber should solemnly and publicly be wrapped in pigskin and buried facing down (their ultimate destination anyway, but I digress). Is this intended to insult or denigrate? No, it is meant to save lives. Knowing that their remains will be desecrated rather than receiving a proper burial should hopefully discourage some of the members of this death cult from wanting to become sausage stuffing and might stop some of the madness they are carrying out. It also sends a message to the radical islamists that we don’t view their faith as something deserving of honor any more than we would honor someone attempting to revive the Thuggee cult of Kali.

What we do now only emboldens them. They don’t view our actions as showing respect but rather as showing them the deference that they, as the Umma deserve and to which they are entitled. Our performing these acts, in their eyes, validates the superiority of their beliefs and our acknowledgment of that superiority.

AZfederalist on May 3, 2011 at 12:36 AM

“I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven.

Just doing all of the Lees (“Here a Lee. There a Lee. Every where a Lee!”) would take care of 50 or 60 “Virginians”.

PKO Strany on May 3, 2011 at 12:38 AM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Gnats and plankton are indignant.

Schadenfreude on May 3, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Did they drop him off the stern and into the props?

How about slicing open a pig and stuffing him inside ala The Empire Strikes Back?

I for one am glad that he was dumped into the Arabian Sea. First of all, the EPA would have required an EIR for the disposal of toxic waste into the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Secondly, it’s going to take that part of the world decades to get the terrible smell and taste out of their seafood.

Left Coast Right Mind on May 3, 2011 at 1:17 AM

What we do now only emboldens them. They don’t view our actions as showing respect but rather as showing them the deference that they, as the Umma deserve and to which they are entitled. Our performing these acts, in their eyes, validates the superiority of their beliefs and our acknowledgment of that superiority.

AZfederalist on May 3, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Precisely! In response to the Seals’ success, I also note that there was very little raging in the streets today, except for Jerusalem. The only thing that will work with these barbarians is, sadly, completely defeating their 7th century cult boldly and definitively, without any hint of dhimmitude in the process whatsoever.

Why is it no Western leader seems to understand this?

Opinionator on May 3, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I hate the ecological waste of a sea burial. Just chop up his body and feed it to hungry hogs.

MaiDee on May 3, 2011 at 3:51 AM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.

Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

You must of used up all your extra reserves of intellect to come up with that tidbit. But history will make a mockery of your view.

zoyclem on May 3, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Regarding the ‘burial’ complainers. Let them bellow, not that it will do them a bit of good. At least bin Laden wasn’t dragged through the streets and mutilated, a fate that he deserved.

zoyclem on May 3, 2011 at 7:05 AM

Bin Laden deserved dishonor, disgrace and a garbage disposal.

Thanks for leaving a bad taste on a great moment, Barry.

profitsbeard on May 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I can’t believe this murderous b*****d, with the blood of thousands of innocent people has been accorded such treatment- including a prayer asking Allah to allow him into paradise and to escape the fires of hell.

Was there any need to do anything other than wrap his body in a tarp and chains and throw it over the side? Does Obama really think that a simple statement saying “his body was disposed of at sea” would inflame the Muslim world any more than shooting Osama in the head has already done?

This is utter madness and an outright insult to those who died at OBL’s hands. To think that I was congratulating Obama for having the guts to order the op and to call President Bush to let him know OBL was dead. I should have know he couldn’t get everything right…

BTW, when are the press going to start hammering Obama about his decision to close CIA prisons, to stop enhanced interrogations and to want to close Gitmo? Oh wait, nevermind.

Jay Mac on May 3, 2011 at 7:29 AM

So, if a Muslim is not buried properly, does that mean he doesn’t get the virgins?

flyoverland on May 3, 2011 at 9:10 AM

I am surprised they didn’t object to the fact that we buried him in a
PIG SUIT

Observation on May 3, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Does anyone really care that the Muslim clerics are complaining? Whiners all!

NEXT!!!!!!

GFW on May 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM

OBL won’t rest well, once the Hagfish find him.

VIDEO: Watch them work… fascinating creatures.

This video should be required viewing at Gitmo.

Terp Mole on May 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

It would have been best, for all concerned, if the bodies of Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden had been preserved, and posed together in a compromising position for all to see.

Really Right on May 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM

We used to give burials at sea to our sailors so it grates a lot of us that we showed the same respect to this POS. Just think of him as crab bait and drink another micro brew.

Kissmygrits on May 3, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I have to say that I actually like what they did . . . doesn’t anyone get it?

He sleeps with the fishes!

And, my guess would be that it includes some very non-Halal or “haram” (scaleless) fishes, a few of whom are likely nipping away at the raw brains leaking out of that busted skull, maybe even chowing down on them right now!

With any luck, it would be a snake mackerel or a dogfish, or perhaps even a few happy hagfish slithering around down there at the bottom, enjoying their portion of, what shall we call it . . . cervelle de la bête!

They say that brains are a pretty good source of healthy oils, so . . .

Here’s a toast to the happy hagfish of the Arabian Sea!

Trochilus on May 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM

osama became much holeier after his encounter with our forces.

VegasRick on May 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Although there appears to be some room for debate over the burial

Of course! Obama gave them the opening by appeasing them with this BS Islamic burial story! It’s another bowing incident.

Appeasement leads to more demands: I’m sure there will be riots when these idiots release the burial video.

Obama has lost every bit of mojo he gained in the last few days. He made us look weak AGAIN.

PattyJ on May 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Terp Mole on May 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

I honestly had not seen your post as I was putting mine together . . . I kept looking around for exactly the right image of a “haram” sea creature, and finally settled on the LiveScience description of hagfish I linked above, but unquestionably we were thinking along the same exact same lines!

Heh.

Your idea of the mandatory viewing requirement for residents at Gitmo of the YouTube video you posted, is just priceless! And, as long as we continue to insist on releasing some of them, it should be the last thing any of them see as they are headed for the gate. In fact, maybe we should slip a DVD with that on it into their baggage as they are leaving, just as a little reminder.

Trochilus on May 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

I suggest we fly all the complaining Muslim clerics out to the burial site, drop them off there with their Korans (and nothing else), and let them research and debate how the U.S. should have disposed of the body of the “holy Muslim warrior” — for as long as they can remain afloat.

AZCoyote on May 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Patrick S on May 2, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Mufti diver.
Heh.
Napolitano will apply for the job.

justltl on May 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM

A prominent Iraqi cleric in Baghdad called it “almost a crime,”

“Not quite as much of a crime as, you know, murdering 3,000+ civilians in an undeclared war, but almost a crime nevertheless.”

DrAllecon on May 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Trochilus: They say that brains are a pretty good source of healthy oils, so… Here’s a toast to the happy hagfish of the Arabian Sea!

heh, that jokes making the rounds in cyberspace now.

Q: What was the last thing to go through OBL’s brain?

A: Hagfish.

Terp Mole on May 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Hopefully the Seals threw in a load of pig entrails into the bag. Wrapping this scum in bacon would be a waste of perfectly good bacon.

Getting back to “how we should have treated him” . . . how do these Muslims treat the victims of their “honor” killings? How do they treat the bodies of men and women they have stoned? How do they treat the bodies of homosexuals they have strung up? THAT is how we should have treated this turd.

DuctTapeMyBrain on May 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

If the world did not love us under President Bush, they sure as hell better love us now under President Obama.

Or else…

Roy Rogers on May 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

You’re the person who takes the birthday cake into the dining room from the kitchen, then takes credit for the whole party.

DrMagnolias on May 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

They could have waiting till the ship got to the Bay of Pigs to dump him…

ricer1 on May 3, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I’m glad that Obama did not give any credit to George Bush in his speech as he doesn’t deserve any.
Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Good point. Obama gets all credit.

Obama gets all credit for the high unemployment and bad economy too.

scotash on May 3, 2011 at 2:20 PM

The Towelish clerics are a laugh riot!

Mason on May 3, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Video just released! The final words at bin Laden’s”burial” ceremony.

Mason on May 3, 2011 at 2:37 PM

OBL would be alive today if Obama’s poll numbers weren’t so low.

Labamigo on May 3, 2011 at 5:32 PM

If the government would sell DVD’s of the Osama Raid for $129.99 we could retire the national debt!

profitsbeard on May 3, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Trochilus: They say that brains are a pretty good source of healthy oils, so… Here’s a toast to the happy hagfish of the Arabian Sea!

heh, that jokes making the rounds in cyberspace now.

Q: What was the last thing to go through OBL’s brain?

A: Hagfish.

Terp Mole on May 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Yup!

And for any of the doubters out there . . . here is the key opening description from that LiveScience coverage on MSNBC:

“Hagfish are simple, tubelike scavengers with gruesome feeding habits: When the ugly predator encounters a carcass on the seafloor, it burrows into the body cavity of the dead or dying animal. There it eats, not only with its mouth, but also with its skin and gills.”

Num num num . . .

Trochilus on May 3, 2011 at 11:25 PM

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